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The Odyssey Project
September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$20
To have a voice is to have a choice
By Homer and the Cast
Directed by Ming Lauren Holden
Returning for its seventh year, The Odyssey Project partners incarcerated teens at Los Prietos Boys Camp with UC students through a theatrical collaboration. Supported by a team of artists and mentors including a mask maker, an aikido instructor, a poet, and a mime/movement specialist, together they re-write Homer’s epic Odyssey using their own life stories. Everyone in the cast is a hero or heroine on their path to empowerment. Come journey with us!
“The show they captured was varied, upbeat, and revealing. Through a variety of techniques, including recitation from the Odyssey, enactments of its scenes, dance, shared personal stories, raps, and affirmations, the cast created a hybrid virtual world that contained both the grandeur and exoticism of the ancient Mediterranean and the gritty, uncompromising reality of life at risk in contemporary Southern California.” — Santa Barbara Independent